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#21 ghdi

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:49 AM

To me the list of relocation cities would be

1.Quebec
2.Kansas City
3.Hamilton
5.Seattle
5.Hartford

seriously not Canada biased just where i think it would make more sense for now


Seattle is not going to happen. They'd have had a team years ago. They dont have a hockey-ready arena and they're not building one anytime soon.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:38 AM

Seattle is not going to happen. They'd have had a team years ago. They dont have a hockey-ready arena and they're not building one anytime soon.


Yah but i dont think we should see that much relocations to make it happen to that point anyway
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

I would rather see the team go North. I wouldnt mind seeing a team in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire area. The yotes have always called me for some reason. They are on my top 5 teams in the NHL. Not really sure why though. :unsure:
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

fvck Canada, spread the game in AMERICA. SEATTLE FOR NEXT NHL TEAM.


Do you say anything intelligent? Winnipeg just bailed the NHL out of a bleeding franchise. There is a possibility that Quebec could do the same thing.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:08 AM

Do you say anything intelligent? Winnipeg just bailed the NHL out of a bleeding franchise. There is a possibility that Quebec could do the same thing.


In all reality, a STRONG possibility. They have not just shown an interest in having a team (minus the fact that its a LARGE Canadian city aka hockey town) but they have shown an interest within the NHL, to the point to show up at OUR games.

They do deserve it. Its all about revenue. Where will make the most money not just for the team but for the NHL overall.

Ontario wouldnt be a bad choice either.........
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:03 AM

Maine..seriously? Where do people come up with this sh!t
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:30 AM

15,176 would mean some lean years and I still don't see the corporate support in Quebec. There really isn't much industry other then natural resources in the Quebec region.


They're drawing 4-5 thousand less than that in Phoenix. If they can sell out a bad Winnipeg team for five years, they can sell out Quebec.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:01 AM

Maine..seriously? Where do people come up with this sh!t


Dude.......the team that we are talking about here thats most likely moving's AHL team....are you ready for this....is in Maine. :rolleyes:

Yet again...thanks for playing.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:42 AM

I would rather see the team go North. I wouldnt mind seeing a team in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire area. The yotes have always called me for some reason. They are on my top 5 teams in the NHL. Not really sure why though. :unsure:

Vermont is definitely out. Not enough people in Burlington or anywhere else in the state to support a team.

The only logical place I can think to put a team in New Hampshire is Manchester, and they're close enough to Boston that the Bruins would block it. Manchester does a good enough job of supporting UNH hockey and the AHL's Monarchs (Kings affiliate), but I don't know if there's enough people there to sustain a NHL franchise, even considering that you'd draw from all over NH, southern Maine, and probably northern Massachusetts. Besides, the Verizon Wireless Arena seats just under 10,000 for hockey and I don't know how expandable it is. It's also too young to be replaced; it opened 10 years ago yesterday (according to Wikipedia).

Maine is also out. Portland's probably the best place to put a team (as they host the AHL's Pirates), and, well, forget about it. They're very resistant to change in Maine, especially if their tax money pays for said change; in the election last week the voters of Cumberland County finally approved bonds for renovation of their aging arena (built in the late '70s, holds about 6700 for hockey), and even that was a surprise. The only way you'd get an arena suitable for the NHL is if someone came in and funded the entire project themselves. Also, Portland might be far enough away from Boston that the Bruins wouldn't object (but don't count on it), but the population is too small for a team anyway.

If you were going to put a second team in New England with the Bruins' approval, I would go with (in order):
- either Boston itself or Worcester
- Providence
- Hartford
- Manchester

All pending new or upgraded arenas, of course.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:29 PM

Dude.......the team that we are talking about here thats most likely moving's AHL team....are you ready for this....is in Maine. :rolleyes:

Yet again...thanks for playing.


Supporting an AHL franchise and an NHL franchise are apples to oranges.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

I think Houston could be a good possibility. I know Les Alexander has inquired about moving a team down there. Houston is one of America's biggest cities and it will have an owner that is willing to spend money. Dallas is a good example of how there will be fans if you win.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:01 PM

Atlanta :P

What about San fran?
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:02 PM

Atlanta :P

What about San fran?

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:06 PM

Seattle. I know there's some issues in the way...but if an nhl ready arena was available they'd have no problems filling it and it would create some rivalries for sure.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:19 PM

Maybe this is out of left field, but didn't there used to be talk of a possible franchise moving to Portland?
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:56 PM

Excuse my ignorance, but any reason Minnesota or a surrounding area couldn't support another team? Or Michigan?
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:21 PM

The NHL needs west cost - mid west teams

I say Portland or Seattle, though the most supportive hockey metro area/arena: Spokane/Coeur d'Alene.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:36 AM

If it's going to be the US I hope for Seattle. But I really would like to see the NHL make it good with Quebec.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:44 AM

If it's going to be the US I hope for Seattle. But I really would like to see the NHL make it good with Quebec.


Possibly being posted to Victoria in the future, I would love for Seattle to get a team but they don't have an arena capable of supporting an NHL franchise, to my knowledge.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

The NHL needs west cost - mid west teams

I say Portland or Seattle, though the most supportive hockey metro area/arena: Spokane/Coeur d'Alene.

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The Portland Pirates are in Maine.
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